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tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite & food film

  anyone know anything about toxicity of this food contact chemical by Ciba
  specialty chem's?
  >Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 14:50:12 -0500
  >From: everybody <guest@swais.access.gpo.gov>
  >To: epa-pest@valley.rtpnc.epa.gov
  >Subject: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.; Filing of Food A
  >Message-ID: <9711281950.AA15390@swais.access.gpo.gov>
  >[Federal Register: November 28, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 229)]
  >[Page 63350-63351]
  >>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
  >Food And Drug Administration
  >[Docket No. 97F-0468]
  >Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
  >AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
  >ACTION: Notice.
  >SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that Ciba
  >Specialty Chemicals Corp., has filed a petition proposing that the food
  >additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of
  >tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite by removing the restrictions on
  >the temperature of use in low density polyethylene films of thickness
  >greater than 0.051 millimeter (mm) (0.002 inch (in)), provided that the
  >film does not contain a total of tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite
  >in excess of 0.062 milligram (mg) per in<SUP>2</SUP> of the food-
  >contact surface.
  >DATES: Written comments on petitioner's environmental assessment by
  >December 29, 1997.
  >ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Dockets Management Branch
  >[[Page 63351]]
  >(HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., rm. 1-23,
  >Rockville, MD 20857.
  >FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vir D. Anand, Center for Food Safety
  >and Applied Nutrition (HFS-216),  Food and Drug Administration, 200 C
  >St. SW., Washington, DC 20204, 202-418-3081.
  >SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
  >Act (sec. 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), notice is given that a food
  >additive petition (FAP 8B4563) has been filed by Ciba Specialty
  >Chemicals Corp., c/o Keller and Heckman, 1001 G St. NW., suite 500
  >West, Washington, DC 20001. The petition proposes to amend the food
  >additive regulations in Sec. 178.2010 Antioxidants and/or stabilizers
  >for polymers (21 CFR 178.2010) to provide for the safe use of tris(2,4-
  >di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite by removing the restriction on the
  >temperature of use in low density polyethylene films of thickness
  >greater than 0.051 mm (0.002 in), provided that the film does not
  >contain a total of tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite in excess of
  >0.062 mg per in<SUP>2</SUP> of the food-contact surface.
  >    The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(i) that this action is
  >of the type that does not individually or cumulatively have a
  >significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an
  >environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is
  >    Dated: November 4, 1997.
  >Alan M. Rulis,
  >Director, Office of Premarket Approval, Center for Food Safety and
  >Applied Nutrition.
  >[FR Doc. 97-31149 Filed 11-26-97; 8:45 am]
  >BILLING CODE 4160-01-F
  >End of EPA-PEST Digest 354